U.S. Labor Department regulations that could make some nurses ineligible for overtime survived a Democrat-backed attempt to derail them. The House voted 213-210 against legislation that would have blocked the Labor Department from making several changes to overtime regulations. The changes include an increase in the minimum salary threshold for required overtime and new definitions of white-collar workers. The American Nurses Association contends that the new definitions will result in more nurses being classified as ineligible for overtime. The labor department has said the changes won't affect nurses but that it is considering public comments on the matter. -- by Patrick Reilly
House rejects bill to block new overtime rules
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